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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 5, 2015

Brapanese Actor Fabio Ide's Career Gets A Big Boost As The Leading Man Of A Transwoman In 'Destiny Rose'

FABIO IDE really looks dashing beside the fully made up Ken Chan in “Destiny Rose” when we visited them on the set. “I am so blessed to have been chosen as the leading man of Ken,” he says. “Dati, puro comedy ang ginagawa ko and I’m the laughing stock kasi lagi akong bulol-bulol. But as Gabriel in ‘Destiny Rose’, viewers can now see how much nag-improve ang Tagalog ko at ang acting ko. I now get positive comments for my performance and I can now also say that I’m living my dream. Playing the role of Gabriel is very challenging for me but also very exciting because I learn something new everyday. And I’m proud to say na mataas ang ratings namin at number one na kami sa daytime shows ng GMA.”

So he doesn’t have any qualms about playing leading man to another man who’s only dressed as a transwoman? “No. I’m glad nga that lots of people are following our show and they say in social media na kinikilig sila sa amin ni Destiny Rose. I’m proud that the show is instrumental in showing that we should accept and celebrate all kinds of love. As actors, Ken and I have a nice feeling that we make people see the beauty of love in its many possibilities. Many viewers are seriously concerned as to what will happen to our characters and this inspires us to work harder para mas gumanda ang acting namin at ang buong show.”

What was his reaction when he first saw Ken dressed and made up as Destiny Rose? “I was so amazed. Sabi ko, Grabe! Ang ganda mo! He reminded of the beautiful lady boys in Thailand na hindi ka magdududa kung babae nga o hindi.”

This week in “Destiny Rose”, Ken as Destiny is appointed by Michael de Mesa as Armani to be the new editor in chief of their publishing house, much to chagrin of the Armani’s villainous sister, Irma Adlawan as Bethilda. Destiny finds a new suitor in Bryan Benedict as Stephen, who tries to rape her, but Fabio as Gabriel comes to the rescue. He fights with Bryan, who quickly escapes.